Researchers found that the drug resistant bacteria could be transferred between travellers on airport toilet door handles and then spread to different destinations across the world.

Superbug Could Travel The World Via Contact At Airports

A new German study suggests that it’s worth being extra careful with hygiene at airports because toilet doors at some hubs could be harbouring the killer superbug MRSA. Researchers found that the drug resistant bacteria could be transferred between travellers […]

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early and expanded use of antiretroviral treatment saves lives by keeping people living with HIV healthier and reducing the risk that they will transmit the virus to partners.

Barbados Government Makes Antiretroviral Therapy Universally Accessible

The Barbados Government is making antiretroviral therapy universally accessible to everybody who has been diagnosed with HIV, from the time they test positive for the virus. Health Minister John Boyce made the disclosure yesterday as he announced that Barbados was […]

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon addresses an informal meeting of the General Assembly on the United Nations’ new approach to cholera in Haiti. UN Photo/Eskinder Debebe

UN secretary-general apologizes to people of Haiti, outlines new plan to fight cholera epidemic

NEW YORK, USA – United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Thursday apologized to the people of Haiti, expressing deep regret for the loss of life and suffering caused by the country’s cholera epidemic, and outlined the way forward including immediate […]

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Marijuana Users At High Risk For Schizophrenia, Researchers Say

Marijuana poses a greater mental health risk than any other substance, including class A drugs, according to new research out of Denmark. Regular users of the herb, particularly its super-strength varieties, were found to be 5.2 times more likely to […]

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Three of the four surgeons who performed the groundbreaking thorax operation at the Hospiten hospital in Rose Hall, St James, recently. From left: Dr Omar Savon, Dr Dwayne Hall and Dr Leighton Perrins.

Medical Milestone Achieved In MoBay

Surgeons at the private hospital Hospiten in Montego Bay, St James, are hailing as a success the first thoracic surgery in Jamaica, describing it as a medical milestone in the nation’s history. The operation, which was done on October 30, […]

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